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While Loop using Local Variable

Hi guys,


I've been lurking here getting help for a few weeks now, there seems to be a solution for everything apart from the issue I've got now, I was wondering if someone could help.


I am testing a .NET application, and I need a test which will:

Pull a Permit Number from a field and store it as a local variable (which I've done)

Compare this Permit number against a table in another window, to make sure the permit number is present (which proves the permit is raised).

All of the permit numbers are stored in Column 0 of the table, but I have no idea how to program it to iterate through the rest of the column if the permit isnt in row 1.


I've been playing with this for about 4 hours now and I think I cant see the trees for the forest!


Conveniently I'm not super skilled with Python (or any other language for that matter) - so I've been trying to create this with a keyword test.


The best I've come up with is a While loop which works like:


While the Permit Number


Does not equal


(row 0 in the permits column) 


That is it, I just don't know where to go from here.


Any help would be greatly appreciated, I'm new to this and feel silly asking what are probably very rudimentary questions.



SmartBear Alumni (Retired)

Thank you Marsha!


@TiSiLud did the suggestion help?

Sonya Mihaljova
Community and Education Specialist

Thank you so much, this has made my life so much easier

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